Tag Archive | police chief

Peotone crash, bank robbery

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 26, 2014 Peotone Police say a 16-year-old male Peotone resident was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday night after attempting to ride atop a moving vehicle on Bonnie Lane. Police Chief Bill Mort said the “California hood ornament” fell from his perch around 11 p.m. The driver, […]

Missing teen safe after 2-hour ‘walk’ in the cold

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 18, 2014 Crete resident Kelly Hallin has established a new rule with her 15-year-old Autistic son since he wandered away from home on a day cold enough to shut down area schools and suspend some Metra rail service. “You can’t take walks until it’s 50 degrees (Fahrenheit),” Hallin recalls telling […]

Crete Police: Convicted felon had gun

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 10, 2014    Cash bail of $2,000 was posted today for Crete resident Shaun D. Tillman, who is scheduled to return to Will County Circuit court Feb. 28 on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The charge is a Class 3 felony, punishable by 2-5 years […]

Chief talks trends 2012 versus 2013

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 30, 2014 Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti credits increased patrols in residential neighborhoods and checks at businesses for a significant decrease in burglaries in the village in 2013 compared to 2012. “High visibility” of police is an important deterrent, he said of the drop from 42 break-ins in 2012 to […]

Crete’s top cop downplays Crete-Monee rumors

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 21, 2014 No one used the public comment portion of Tuesday’s Crete-Monee School District 201U board of education meeting to ask about weapons-related rumors. Maybe that’s because district officials and Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti had sufficiently reassured parents that a report of ammunition found in a student locker at […]

Crete cop: Tornado clean-up ‘good for the soul’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Dec. 26, 2013 Nick Garcia’s training as a Marine served him well during his recent trip to Washington, Ill. Garcia, who notches his 10th year as a Crete police officer in January, credits advice from Police Chief James Paoletti and the approach he learned in the Marines. “We were always adapting […]

Food, neccessities sought for Washington, Ill.

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Nov. 27, 2013 The Crete Police Department is accepting donations through Friday for Patrol Officer Juan Garcia to take to  tornado-ravaged Washington, Ill.  Saturday. Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti said residents of the town east of Peoria particularly need “non-perishable food items, toilet paper and paper towels” but stressed that “[a]nything […]